Category Archives: psalms and spiritual songs

Wie lieblich ist der Maien aus lauter Gottesgüt…

An diesen herrlichen Sonnentagen – und wenn Angelika sogar noch Geburtstag hat – fällt es leicht einzustimmen in diesen Lobgesang: 1. Wie lieblich ist der Maienaus lauter Gottesgüt,des sich die Menschen freuen,weil alles grünt und blüht.Die Tier sieht man jetzt … Continue reading

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In short: Apart from me, You can do nothing +

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit. John 15:5a Here Christ repeats His foregoing words almost verbatim. He wants to be sure to … Continue reading

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Of “mice and men” and “lilies on the fields…”

What a glorious day in Wittenberg and it’s a holiday too. Well, not really a Holy Day of the Church, but rather one of these secular days, which celebrate the achievements of “mice and men” (John Steinbeck). I´m just not … Continue reading

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Bucketlists, task lists and prayerlists too

Bucket lists are beautiful. They show the open world we live in. Reflections of opportunity, freedom and unending potential of divine richness in God´s creation. Yes, praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow! Obviously, they also show in stark … Continue reading

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Gebete am Donnerstag

Das walte Gott Vater + Sohn und Heiliger Geist! Amen Eingang: Du, Herr, bist gut und gnädig, von großer Güte allen, die dich anrufen. Vernimm, Herr, mein Gebet und merke auf die Stimme meines Flehens. (Ps.86,5-6) Confession: Forgive my sins, … Continue reading

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When I survey the wonderous cross…

1 When I survey the wondrous crosson which the Prince of glory died,my richest gain I count but loss,and pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boastsave in the death of Christ, my God!All … Continue reading

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Reaching out with the gospel…

Some critical reflections on preaching weekly at the local school this 1st Quarter: Bericht – Modern 1.  Preach you the Word and plant it home         To men who like or like it not,      The Word that … Continue reading

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Du Friedefürst, Herr IX

1 Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ wahr Mensch und wahrer Gott, ein starker Nothelfer du bist im Leben und im Tod. Drum wir allein im Namen dein zu deinem Vater schreien! You prince of peace, Lord Jesus Christ, true man … Continue reading

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Passionsandacht in St.Pauls

Hier ist meine Passionsandacht zum Lied 77 von Hermann Bonnus: “O wir armen Sünder unsere Missetat…” zum Lesen: O wir armen Sünder und zum Hören: 

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Hymn of Bishop Caelius Sedulius: A solis ortus cardine…

The hymns of the Church reflect its theology and that holds true for the Christmas carols too. The old hymn by Bishop Caelius Sedulius from the 5th century was translated by Dr. Martin Luther in 1524 as available in Latin and German … Continue reading

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